Actor Ezra Miller pleaded guilty to charges of breaking into a neighbor’s house in Vermont and stealing alcohol, one of a series of arrests and reports of erratic behavior that stretched from Hawaii to New England last year. Ezra agreed Friday that he would be spared three months in prison on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing by filing a petition and complying with the terms. (Read also | Ezra Miller apologizes and reveals he is seeking treatment for mental health issues after The Flash pending reports)
Ezra will pay a $500 fine and court fees, and serve a number of conditions, including one year probation and ongoing mental health treatment. The actor has appeared in several Justice League movies and stars in the upcoming film The Flash. Two other charges were dropped, including a felony theft charge that carries a penalty of 25 years in prison.
Vermont Superior Court Judge Kerry Ann Macdonald-Cady told Ezra that they could bring felony charges back if they failed to comply with the details of their probation. At the nearly 30-minute hearing in Bennington, Ezra, 30, answered questions from the judge but declined to comment. However, after the hearing, Ezra’s attorney, Lisa Shelkrot, sent a statement on behalf of the actor.
“Ezra would like to thank the court and the community for their trust and patience throughout this process. I would also like to thank him again for the love and support he has received from his family and friends. Mental health,” she revealed. Ezra pleaded not guilty to stealing alcohol from a neighbor in Vermont last October.
State troopers responded to a burglary report in Stamford on May 1 and found that the homeowner had taken several bottles of alcohol while he was away. According to the police affidavit, the landlord had been friends with Ezra for about 18 years and she said that a year and a half ago she bought her house in Stamford, where Ezra also had her home.
Ezra was charged after police referred to surveillance footage and interviewed witnesses. The actor was arrested twice last year in Hawaii, including disorderly conduct and harassment at a karaoke bar.